Winds & Percussion Audition Requirements

  1. Prepare the audition material listed here. The key is preparation. You may use a metronome to set tempo, but may not use it while playing. PLAY YOUR AUDITION AS CLOSE TO THE INDICATED METRONOME SPEEDS AS POSSIBLE. Points are deducted for going faster or slower than indicated.
  2. There is a $5.00 fee to audition. Pay this to your teacher. Each teacher will send in one check for all their students' auditions.
  3. Fill out the Student Audition Information Sheet and give it to your teacher.
  4. Record your auditions. Name and save the recordings to your hard drive. Each exercise must be recorded as a separate file.
  5. If you have any questions contact: Aaron Marshall
  6. All auditions must be completed and uploaded by the due date, October 6, 2017.

WIND & PERCUSSION AUDITION MATERIALS

The solo in #4 in the materials listed below is optional. Students who wish to be considered for 1st chair or to play solos should perform the solo. The solo should be a piece of their choosing not to exceed 1 minute in length. The chosen piece should be relatively difficult for the student, but should demonstrate the student’s musical strengths. Pieces from each instrument’s solo repertoire are recommended. Remember, the piece given here is an example only. It may be used, but a piece of the students’ choosing is highly recommended. All solo recxordings should be unaccompanied,

Note that points will be deducted for not playing at indicated metronome speed.

WOODWINDS

Flute:

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low C to C4 using slurred sixteenth notes ascending and descending. (Quarter note = 72) Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Flute -  Page 20: measures 1-18. (Dotted quarter note = 48) Listen to an example
  3. Selected Studies for Flute – Page 33: measures 1-25 and 43-52. (Quarter note = 120) Listen to an example
  4. Example solo: Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in Eb Major Mvt. 1 Beginning to measure 53 (quarter note = approximately 88)

Oboe

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low C to High D (two octaves plus one step) using slurred sixteenth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 60) Listen to an example
  2. Barret Oboe Method, Kalmus Edition – Page 12 number 6 – First 16 measures (Quarter note = 80) Listen to an example
  3. Barret Oboe Method, Kalmus Edition – Page 6 number 7 (Quarter note = 80) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Paul Hindemith: Oboe Sonata Beginning to Rehearsal number 3

Clarinet

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low E to High E (E4) using legato tongued eighth notes ascending and descending (Quarter Note = 144) Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Clarinet - Page 18: measure 1 to the first note of measure 16. (Quarter Note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Selected Studies for Clarinet - Page 9: measures 1-13. (Dotted-Quarter note = 90) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo – Concerto for Clarinet – Mozart - First 20 measures of the clarinet part

Bass Clarinet

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low E to High C (C3) using legato tongued eighth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 100) Listen to an example
  2. Rubank Advanced Method for Clarinet Vol. I -  Page 32 Number 11 Bottom Part – First four lines plus the next note (Eighth note = 120) Listen to an example
  3. Rubank Advanced Method for Clarinet Vol. I - Page 49 – Last 21 measures (Quarter note = 120) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Sonata in A Minor - Marcello -  Movement 1  - Allegro Section

Bassoon

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low Bb to High F using slurred eighth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 120) Listen to an example
  2. Rubank Advanced Method Page 36 Number 21. Measures 17-34. (Quarter Note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Twenty Studies for Bassoon Page 11: measure 1 to the first note of measure 21. (Quarter Note = 80) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Concerto in Bb – Mozart - 3rd Movement  Beginning to measure 50

Saxophone

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low Bb to F3 using slurred sixteenth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 92) Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Saxophone - Page 8 - Measures 1-21 (Eighth note = 92) Listen to an example
  3. Selected Studies for Saxophone - Page 9 - Measures 1-12 (Quarter note = 92) Listen to an example
  4. Example Alto Saxophone Solo: Concerto in Eb - Glazounov  - First Page

BRASS

Trumpet

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low G to High C (C3) using legato tongued eighth notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 120) Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Cornet or Trumpet – Page 8, measure 1-16 (with pickups) (Eighth Note = 95) Listen to an example
  3. Prelude et Ballade – Balay – Page 3 Top Five Lines (Quarter Note = 100) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo – Concerto in Eb - Hummel – First Page

French Horn

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low C to High G (top of the staff) using legato tongued quarter notes ascending and descending (Quarter note = 132) Listen to an example
  2. Rubank Advanced Method for French Horn Vol. II - Page 52 Number 25 (Dotted-quarter note = 80) Listen to an example
  3. Rubank Advanced Method for French Horn Vol. II - Page 49 Number 17 (no D.C.) (Quarter Note = 88) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Concerto No. 3- Mozart -  Rehearsal Letter A to Letter C

Trombone

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low F to High Bb using legato tongued quarter notes at Quarter Note = 132 Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Trombone – Page 19 – Largo cantabile, measure 1 to 1st note of measure 14  (Dotted-quarter Note = 55) Listen to an example
  3. Bordner Book of Practical Studies #53 (Quarter Note = 100) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo:  Concert Piece #5 – Blazhevich – Rehearsal Number 18 to the end

Euphonium (Bass Clef)

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low F to High Bb using legato tongued quarter notes at Quarter Note = 120 Listen to an example
  2. Selected Studies for Baritone – Page 2 – measure 1 to the first note of measure 16 (no repeat)  (Quarter Note = 72) Listen to an example
  3. Selected Studies for Baritone – Page 11- measures 1-16 (Quarter Note = 80) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo: Suite for Baritone - Haddad – Movement I – From the beginning to seven measures after E

Euphonium (Treble Clef)

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low G to High C using legato tongued quarter notes at Quarter Note = 120
  2. Selected Studies for Baritone – Page 2 – measure 1 to the first notes of measure 16 (no repeat)  (Quarter Note = 72)
  3. Selected Studies for Baritone – Page 11, measures 1-16 (Quarter Note = 80)
  4. Example Solo: Suite for Baritone - Haddad – Movement I – From the beginning to seven measures after E

Tuba

  1. Chromatic Scale – Low F to High Bb (above the staff) using legato tongued quarter notes at Quarter Note = 108 Listen to an example
  2. Rubank Supplementary Studies Eb or BBb Bass, by R. M. Endresen, page 16, No. 30, measures 1-16. (Quarter Note = 80) Listen to an example
  3. Rubank Supplementary Studies Eb or BBb Bass, by R. M. Endresen, page 16, No. 29, complete. (Quarter Note = 92) Listen to an example
  4. Example Solo – Sea Dreams – Barbara York – Movement 3: Measures 1-46. Available from Cimarron Music

Percussion

  1. Snare Drum – Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley – Page 8 Number 7 Listen to an example
  2. Timpani - Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley – Page 13 Number 4 Listen to an example
  3. Keyboards - Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley – Page 20 Number 4 Listen to an example
  4. Suggested Solo: (Choose 1 minute of a solo on your strongest percussion instrument)

For questions or more information, contact the band chairman: TBD